Join author Christopher Howard and artist Tery Fugate-Wilcox in celebrating the release of Howard’s new book, The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist (MIT Press, 2018). The book explores a 1970s Conceptual art project—consisting of advertisements for fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery—that hoodwinked the New York art world. Howard and Fugate-Wilcox will discuss how the Jean Freeman Gallery evolved from the artist’s experiences in the art world after moving to New York in 1968, and how it influenced his sculptural practice throughout the 1970s.
Howard and Fugate-Wilcox will be signing copies of the book.
Christopher Howard is a critic, editor, and historian based in Astoria, New York. He earned an MA in art history at Hunter College and has written for Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters, Art Papers, and more. Howard won an award from the Arts Writers Grant Program in 2014.
Born in Michigan, Tery Fugate-Wilcox spent most of his career as an artist in Tribeca. His work has been shown at Dwan Gallery, James Yu Gallery, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Fulcrum Gallery, and Robert Miller Gallery, as well as at 112 Greene Street, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. Fugate-Wilcox now lives in Hudson, New York.